Falco | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.88 w/ 953 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Tone on 05-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,657
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
953
Liked:
728
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
8.76%
Alströms:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
232
Trade:
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Photo of JMS1512
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can of Evil Twin's Falco IPA. date: 322/365 (Julian) Nov. 18th 2015.

Aroma: Big notes of pine, with an addition of tropical fruit, a mix of papaya, mango and guava. Clean malt.

Sight: An unfiltered, burnished orange body with a dense, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Very active effervescence from the bottom of the glass. Consistent lacing.

Taste: Pine not as obvious in the initial sip. Hints of tropical fruit carry over from the hop aroma. Malt presence is very clean and water-cracker like, some white bread dough. Ends with a bitter, hoppy snap.

Feel: Medium body, great, tiny prickles of carbonation. Dries out like a scorpion's shell in sandstorm on the finish. Crisp, refreshing. I'm a little surprised, but the pine is most notable in a slight aftertaste. It lingers.

Overall: All elements of this IPA work in harmony with each other, providing a balanced but certainly American IPA.

A: 4.5 S: 4.0 T: 4.5 F: 4.25 O: 4.25

Food pairing: fruit salad, "Hawaiian" pizza, jerk chicken

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Photo of jweis
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redbarnbikes
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLacy
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Todd
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fruity, Piney, Biscuity, Dry

Bright, pale gold with a mountainous foam head, this IPA from Evil Twin is fruity, grassy, bready, zesty and earthy in the nose. It’s crisp and dry with an assertive hop profile that's fruity (orange, apple, melon, pear), piney, resinous and floral with an astringent bitterness. Sweet, biscuity malts provide ample balance though, while an aspirin-like chalkiness dries things up in the finish. Aggressive, but balanced, Falco is simply delicious.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #105 (October 2015).

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a hazey yellow honey colour with a white head that disapates to a thin ring. Aroma tropical fruits, citrus, sweet. Taste follows the nose tropical, Lemmon and a hint of malt.

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Photo of orangesol
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pinyin
2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Served 39F from the can into a 14 ounce tulip glass.

Very nice clarity and lacing. Light orange dark yellow tint. Slight haze, excellent lacing and head. Really well executed and looks very appetizing in the glass.

The nose on this ale is kind of stale. Didn't check the canning date. Seems like the malts are little bit stale, and the dry hop or boil hops have faded. Very subdued for and Evil Twin product.

Taste wise again, the malts are sort of dated and dead as are the hops, and this just tastes like an outdated product. The canning date was March 2015, which, had I checked, before purchasing, I obviously would not have bought this stale product. A stale malt bomb with no hop presence. Sorry Evil Twin. I'll blame the second tier distributor in this instance.

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Photo of hop_junkie
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichD
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Savan
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy shade of yellow snow (its a good thing). A half inch of foamy head lingers a while. On the nose, the usual suspects of pine and citrus are subtle . Taste is average for the style, I am not noting anything that stands apart.. if it is your first American Pales, it is a good choice , If you have done the pale ale APA , IPA yodda yodda you will be un-impressed but not turned off. It has a definitive waxy oily feel about it

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Photo of coastiebob
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopmeplease
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
2.24/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

16 oz can. Pours clear gold with some very fine floaties and a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary bready malt with some funky fruit.

The flavor is sweet sugary bready crystal malt with ripe fruit and a big grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, very sweet, sugary, under-attenuated and a bit worty with some fruit and grassy hops in the background.

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Photo of emount91
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a beautiful hazy orange/yellow color, head dissipates quickly into a thin layer. smell is very very mild but pleasant: clean crisp citrus is all I smell. taste is far different from smell, you do get that citrus taste, but it's more specific to just lemon. then a malty sweet backbone. a little disappointing compared to what the smell suggested. feel is pretty good, a little thick for an IPA, maybe better mouthfeel for a DIPA. decent beer coming from two roads factory, but probably wouldnt get again unless it was the best thing in the store (most likely never going to run into that scenario, though).

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Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of todste
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschrei
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Falco from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 76.4% out of 100 with 953 ratings
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